October 21, 2013 |
The event: The "Grand Inaugural Gala" to celebrate the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Presented by Salvatore Ferragamo, the affair came with cocktails, a gala dinner, fashion show of the Italian designer's latest collection and the first-ever performance in the Center's 500-seat Bram Goldsmith Theater. The setting: The brand new "Wallis," designed by architect Zoltan Pali of SPF:architects to incorporate the city's Italian Renaissance-style post office and temporarily house a pop-up Ferragamo boutique.
October 17, 2013 |
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will officially open its doors Thursday evening with a black-tie gala co-hosted by Robert Redford, Brad Pitt and Jamie Tisch, as well as its namesake, who gave $25 million to build what is nicknamed “The Wallis.” On Thursday morning staffers rushed through the $70 million, 2.5-acre site at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Canon Drive, getting the two buildings -- the renovated, expanded...
September 18, 2013 |
Which is more exciting: Your wedding day or meeting Brad Pitt? One British bride didn't have to make that extremely difficult decision when the future Mr. Angelina Jolie dropped by her nuptials over the weekend. The actor, filming the World War II thriller "Fury" at Pinewood Studios in England, posed for a few snapshots at the wedding of Abi Lingwood, 28, at nearby Stoke Poges, an English village just northwest of London. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times The 49-year-old actor joined the festivities after her husband, Daniel, 41, spotted him at the bar of the Stoke Park Hotel on Friday, according to the Maidenhead-Advertiser.
September 12, 2013 |
Farewell, fringe! Brad Pitt has finally cut off his long hair! The actor was photographed Tuesday rocking a shorter 'do while filming "Fury," a World War II Nazi Germany drama written and directed by David Ayer that costars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Jon Bernthal. While neither Pitt's entire mane nor scalp was visible, the buzz-cut sides peeked out from under a white baseball cap he was wearing on set in the British countryside, according to Just Jared. PHOTOS: Scene at the Toronto International Film Festival 2013 Pitt, 49, had still been rocking the long locks ( and their customary bun and ponytail )
September 9, 2013 |
Just a few months ago, Brad Pitt and his production company, Plan B Entertainment, were being skewered all over Hollywood, as the actor was personally blamed for every misstep in the making of “World War Z.” Even the celebrity-fawning Vanity Fair magazine went on the Pitt attack. Today, his zombie movie is a global hit, having grossed more than $536 million around the world. But Pitt's production of “12 Years a Slave” might end up being even more commendable, as the true account of Solomon Northup, a free man sold into slavery, has become the runaway critical hit of the Telluride and Toronto International film festivals.
September 6, 2013 |
TELLURIDE, Colo. - Many sequences in Steve McQueen's new movie, "12 Years a Slave" - the true story of a free black man kidnapped in 1841 and sold to Southern plantation owners - were emotionally exhausting to film. But the British director didn't fully appreciate how wrenching the shoot was for his actors until he was in the editing room, scrutinizing the footage of a rape scene. Michael Fassbender, playing a particularly despicable slave owner named Edwin Epps, was violating his most prized cotton-picking possession, Patsey, played by newcomer Lupita Nyong'o.